I first learned of this prayer through my brothers at the St. Joseph’s Home for Boys in Haiti. A dear friend, Maya Luckner Fond Rose, who I hope for you all to meet one day, prayed this prayer as he ‘grew up’ at St. Joe’s. A former child slave found his ‘new life’ in Christ through loving relationships and passionate faith. The lost was found. The throw a way was restored. God spoke into his life and into ours. We come to find our deepest longings and very soul in God’s hands.
I abandon myself into your hands;
Do with me what you will.
Whatever you may do, I thank you:
I am ready for all, I accept all.
Let only your will be done in me,
And in all your creatures.
I wish no more than this, O Lord.
Into your hands I commend my soul.
I offer it to you,
With all the love of my heart,
For I love you Lord,
And so need to give myself,
To surrender myself into your hands,
And with boundless confidence,
For you are my Father.
Charles de Foucalde